As the investigation into the Harris County District Attorney's Office continues to heat up, Lykos supporters are starting to grumble about the timing of the "Runaway Grand Jury" and they are trying to connect the dots between the Grand Jury and rumors of Republican challengers for D.A. To catch a summary of what they are saying, you can check out Mark Bennett's blog post here or listen to what Gary Polland is saying in the hallways.
Let me give you a real-quick hypothetical, here:
Let's say you are a high-profile defense attorney well known for your aggressive representation of your clients.
Let's say that the District Attorney's Office has been making some very loud noise about indicting a client who has retained you in advance. She's heard the rumblings and (like any other law abiding citizen) would really prefer not to get indicted.
Along the way, as a high-profile and intelligent defense attorney, you have heard that the District Attorney's Office doesn't have "clean hands" exactly in regards to how they handled evidence that they didn't want to hear regarding some super-high-tech equipment utilized by the Houston Police Department.
Being the high-profile, aggressive defense attorney that you are, you elect to take the tack that the "best defense is a good offense" and you send a letter to one of the five Grand Juries in session asking that they look into how the District Attorney's Office is handling their investigation into your client.
They agree to do so.
The timing of the investigation corresponds to the time that members of the District Attorney's Office were going on the offense against your client. The fact that they chose to do it right before the filing deadline for the Republican Primary was their call, not yours.
Whoever is sitting on the Grand Jury and who has ties to who is absolutely none of your concern.
Whatever special prosecutors are appointed to investigate the D.A.'s Office doesn't particularly interest you.
The news media is thoroughly fascinated with the idea of a bullying D.A.'s Office. The elected D.A. is really miffed and calling it all a political conspiracy. They continue to just make matters worse for themselves as they panic that they might get indicted.
You don't really care. Nor should you.
Go home and have a beer.
Know that you just did a really damn good job for your client.